WLBZ, WCSH cover raising of Penobscot Nation flag over campus
WLBZ (Channel 2) and WCSH (Channel 6 in Portland) reported the Penobscot Nation flag is flying over the University of Maine during Native American Heritage Month. The Nov. 15 flag-raising event honored contributions and accomplishments of indigenous staff, faculty and students at UMaine and recognized the campus is on Penobscot Nation land and waterways, according to organizers. “As we’ve seen in this country, monuments, statues, words, mascots, all of these things have implications on how races interact,” said Maulian Dana, ambassador for the Penobscot Nation. “And I think any action we can have of unity between groups is a really positive things.” Additional Native American Heritage Month events are listed on the UMaine Multicultural Center’s Facebook page.